Cherokee Nation Marshal Service gives computers to 2 high school students
Sequoyah High School freshmen Hayden Girty, second from left, and Kyle Adair, center, are given new desktop computers from the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service. The CNMS gives away computers each year to deserving students in the Cherokee Nation in collaboration with the Broken Arrow Police Department. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service surprised two deserving high school students on Jan. 13 with new computers as part of a collaboration with the Broken Arrow Police Department.
For the ninth year, the CNMS receive desktop computers through the “North Pole Project” and asked school leaders in the CN to choose students who will benefit from having new computers.
Sequoyah High School freshmen Kyle Adair and Hayden Girty were the recipients of desktop computers that were fully programmed to help them with school and to share with their families.
Adair said his new computer would help with Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that he has to do for classes and with “other educational purposes.”
“It’s hopefully to help these students out to get to where they need to go, help their families out,” Shawnna Roach, CNMS community resource investigator, said. “A lot of times it’s the programming on the computers are not the cheap part, so that’s what we try to do is help them out.”
In a previous Cherokee Phoenix article, Roach said in today’s world it was crucial that students have every available resource to help them succeed in school.
She added that the CN and the Osage Nation are the only Oklahoma tribes that participate in this program.
In the past, the CNMS has presented computers to students at Westville, Watts, Hulbert, Oaks, Kansas, Adair, Gans, Muldrow, Cave Springs, Jay, Caney Valley, South Coffeyville, Chelsea, Catoosa, Okay, Pryor, Claremore, and Colcord high schools.